Penelope Jencks: Sculpture

Penelope Jencks: Sculpture

Catalogue for the 2006 808 Gallery exhibition.


Penelope Jencks’ is a world-renowned sculptor best known for her impressive monumental scale granite & bronze sculpture commissions of Eleanor Roosevelt and Robert Frost; she is a working sculptor whose career spans more than forty years. Her exhibition of colossal nine- and ten-foot plaster sculpture figures at last found a site worthy of their ambitious scale and keenly observed humanity in the exquisite galleries of PAAM. The show impressed, surprised, and inspired the entire town and Outer Cape with its beauty, humble realism, courage, perspective, and intensity. While Jencks has exhibited in New York and Boston, participated in several museum exhibitions, and received numerous awards, residencies, and commissions, this premiere exhibition at Berta Walker Gallery will be her first “intimate-scale” Gallery show in over twenty years.

The exhibition at PAAM originated at Boston University College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, traveled to the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, and from there traveled to Swarthmore College in PA. It is accompanied by a major catalogue with essays by Wendy Doniger, Hayden Herrera, and Jonathan Shahn.

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